2015년 11월 6일 금요일

Seoul - Myeongdong Area

1. Myeongdong

    Myeong-dong is one of the busiest places in Seoul and is among Korea’s premier shopping destinations. Over 1 million shoppers pass through this area each and every day. Located in the heart of Seoul, Myeong-dong market has been a witness to Korea’s tumultuous modern-day history as a center of city politics, economy, and culture.









 
※ The most expensive building in Korea







 
 
 
 
  
2. Myeongdong Cathedral
 

    Myeong-dong Cathedral, situated in the heart of downtown Seoul, is both the Cathedral Church for the Archdiocese of Seoul and has become a symbol of the presence of the Catholic Church in Korea. In 1784, the first faith community in Korea gathered in this place which was then known as Myeong-Nae-Bang. In 1894, Father Coste began planning for the construction of the church, and on May 29, 1898, the Church was consecrated with Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception as its patron.
In the 1970’s and 1980’s, Myeong-dong Cathedral became a focal point for the democratic movement in Korea and has played an important role in the expansion of human rights.
Myeong-dong Cathedral is the first brick church in Korea built in the Gothic style.
 
 


 
 
3. Chinese Embassy
 
    Chinese embassy is located at the center of Myeongdong area.
 


 
 
4. Lotte Department Store
 
    Lotte Department Store was established in Nov. of 1979 and it is the largest department store in Korea.
 
 

◆ Transportation
     - Euljiro Station, Subway Line No.2
 
     - Myeong-dong Station, Subway Line No.4